Netflix has certain measures to decide whether to keep a show running or not. Its basic metric is “Cost of the Show vs Viewership Numbers”. If the number of viewers is justified compared to the cost, the streaming platform continues to roll out newer episodes and seasons of the show but if not, Netflix doesn’t continue with it.
Netflix has a variety of adult comedy shows such as “Big Mouth,” “Disenchantment,” “F Is for Family,” and upcoming shows like “Agent King” and “Entergalactic.” Lately, Netflix has canceled its basketball-themed adult animated series Hoops and will not go for a second season.
Upon its release, the show received generally poor reviews, keeping a 14% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Caroline Framke wrote in her review for Variety “Because for as wild as ‘Hoops’ can be, it just doesn’t have much in the way of punchlines at all. Johnson’s good, but he’s not good enough to sell yet another one of Ben’s meltdowns as even vaguely interesting, let alone funny.”
In addition to voicing the character Time Bomb, Ben Hoffman developed the series and served as executive producer. Along with Johnson and Seth Cohen, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have produced executive productions. With Bento Box Entertainment acting as the animation house and 20th Century Fox Television as the studio.
The show premiered on the streamer on Aug. 2. Jake Johnson starred as a short-tempered, bad-mouthed high school basketball coach who believes that developing and training his absolutely ridiculous team will take him to the “big leagues” and change mediocre life around.
The show also features Ron Funches, Cleo King, Natasha Leggero, A.D. Miles, Steve Berg, Rob Riggle, and Sam Richardson. It also featured the voices of Nick Swardson, Eric Edelstein, Mary Holland, Gil Ozeri, and Max Greenfield.
If you watched the show, let us know how did you like it in the comments section below. Do you want a season 2? Are the viewer going to gather and petition for this show as well like Lucifer?
The News about the cancellation was first featured on Variety.